This is more of a short essay than a blog, and more of a reflection of my time and experience of a country born from turmoil and colonialisation.
On reaching South Africa there is one subject you cannot avoid and are drawn into learning about, that is Apartheid. A theme that is inextricably linked with Apartheid is the life story of Nelson Mandela. As much as South Africa is a fantastic country with a beautiful and varied backdrop and amazing people it still has the workings of a country divided in a common democracy. Read More
This blog is dedicated to Andrew Smart, our first friend we have met on our journey and also who was an absolute diamond in his hospitality in dealing with two ‘dirty’ campers! Read More
Now for those who I grew up with in Reading know full well how much the Endless Summer II meant to me Read More
Before we even left NYC, Great White Shark diving was on my list of out of budget expenses I would like to do, it is one of the must do activities in South Africa and if you have the chance to get yourself into the heart of Shark territory then the place to go is Gans Baai a.k.a ‘Shark Alley’. Read More
The scenery changed and so did the people, this was the playlist I compiled from our last section of our overland journey from Nairobi to Cape Town. Read More
A while ago Steph and I visited Philadelphia for a weekend and happen upon an exhibition about the origins of man and race. In this exhibition it showed evidence and gave argument to the origins of man (Homo Erectus) coming out from Africa and migrating across the rest of the continents. One of the tribes that it is argued are the link back to these origins of man are the Bushmen of Africa and in particular the San Bushmen. Read More